Highlighting under the radar arts and culture in Birmingham, UK

Filmic delights at Artsfest

You may love it or loath it, but there is no escaping Artsfest in Birmingham this weekend. Starting on Friday, it will be a mish mash of performances, screenings, exhibitions, gigs…etc.

I’m looking forward to the film programme. Taking place on Saturday and Sunday at the Crescent Theatre, it will showcase the work of film makers from across the region. The screenings start at midday and there are various sessions, including a selection chosen by Flip Animation Festival.

Highlights include:

  • The Mini at 50 – dir. Media Archive for Central England (MACE) Screened in the Classic & Modern Documentary strand on Saturday from 2pm. Fifty years ago this year BMC launched the Mini. This short film is compiled from material preserved by the Media Archive for Central England and is dedicated not only to the Mini but to Alex Issigonis who designed it and also the men and women of Longbridge who made it. The film was specially created for Artsfest this year with all of the footage from the 60s and 70s. A charming, humorous and poignant documentation of the ubiquitous little car.
  • Flip Presents – Peter McLuskie from Flip Animation Festival introduces some of the best films they have shown in its 6 years and a few previews of this years entrants. Screenings are from 1pm on Saturday and 12.45 on Sunday.

More information on the programme can be found here. You can also pick up a programme at the tourist infomation centres, the Central Library, as well at all the venues during the weekend.


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This entry was posted on September 9, 2009 by in Animation, Festival, Film and tagged , , , , .
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